Gailleann by Christina Danaee
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January 2018
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
15 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in seed stitch, worked flat, blocked.
US 7 - 4.5 mm
1200 - 2000 yards (1097 - 1829 m)
1 (2, 3, 4, 5)
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Gaillean is an open cardigan featuring a Celtic inspired cable collar band and seed stitch all over. Named after an old Irish word for “storm” Gailleann is made to keep you warm through the wildest squall. The seed stitch body and inset pockets add a durability to this sweater that helps it double as a coat in more moderate climates. Magpie Fiber’s sturdy Domestic Worsted yarn shows beautiful definition in both the cables and the seed stitch. Gailleann is knit from the top-down with raglan shaping, knitting the cable collar band simultaneously.

1, (2, 3, 4, 5)
Bust measurement 34 (39, 42, 47, 50)”- 86 (99, 107, 119, 127)cm

Magpie Fibers Domestic Worsted
100% Merino
200 yards / 115 grams
6 (7, 8, 9, 10) skeins Tactical

US 7 - 4.5mm circular needle 32” or longer
US 7 - 4.5mm circular needle 16” (or longer for magic loop)
US 7– 4.5mm DPNS (Optional for sleeves)
Stitch Markers
Tapestry Needle (for weaving in ends)
Waste yarn of similar weight (for provisional cast on)
Stitch Holder

15sts x 28 rows = 4” -10cm using US 7 - 4.5mm over seed stitch, blocked.
26sts x 24 rows = 4”-10cm using US 7-4.5mm over cable chart pattern, blocked.

Special Techniques:
Provisional Cast on.
Knitting in the round.
Knitting from a cable chart.
I-cord bind off.

The Cable Chart Legend should read as follows:
2/2 RPC - Slip 2 to cn, hold to back, k2, p2 from cn.
2/2 LPC - Slip 2 to cn, hold to front, p2, k2 from cn.